Camden County College brings fun and festivities for St. Patrick’s Day at the Blackwood campus. Irish Culture Day was held on March 10,2010 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the cafeteria. It has been held every year for six years. This event was not only for students, but faculty, to better understand the concept of Irish culture.

What better way for everyone to understand Irish cultures than with their stomach. From 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, the staff prepared a buffet for everyone. The food consisted of traditional foods such as potatoes, ham, cabbage, scone and cake with green icing. Everyone seemed to enjoy all the food whether it was sitting down with friends or grabbing a slice of cake before the next class. Chelsea Michel said, “I came here for the food and love the festive cake,” when asked how she was enjoying the event. Gabriel Donohue, performer, is popular for his Irish music. He can be searched online for many of his accomplishments.

Besides the food and music, it is important for everyone to recognize the culture they celebrate. It is more than wearing green and having faces painted and wearing beads all day. Theresa Aragoncillo, student, was asked what kind of message she felt this event gave. She said, “I think it gives a good preview to what the Irish tradition is about. I mean food and music are two important roles in society.” Overall, Irish Culture Day left everyone’s bellies and ears happy.

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